India vs Australia Highlights, T20 World Cup 2021: Rohit Sharma slams 50 as India beat Australia by 8 wickets
India vs Australia Highlights: An all-round show by the Men In Blue helped India pull a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Australia in their warm-up fixture at the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman on Wednesday. The match, which was played at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai, saw Indian spinners dictate the powerplay overs, which eventually helped Australia restrict to 152/5 in 20 overs. In response, India openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma continued their good show. Rohit also completed his half-century, bringing India closer to the win. Suryakumar Yadav then finished the proceedings in style as India now enter the World Cup with a perfect record. India will lock horns with Pakistan in Super 12s on October 24.
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Oct 20, 2021 06:52 PM IST
India beat Australia by 9 wickets
What a way to end the match, Suryakumar Yadav smashes a six to complete the 153-run chase in just 17.5 overs. KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Suryakumar, all three shine with the bat as India beat Australia by 8 wickets.
Oct 20, 2021 06:48 PM IST
India need 14 runs to win
India are cruising towards another comprehensive win as the Men In Blue now require another 14 to win from three overs.
Oct 20, 2021 06:38 PM IST
Rohit Sharma retd hurt
Expensive over by Pat Cummins as two sixes come in it. The first was a pull by Rohit, who smashed the ball towards the fine-leg region. The second came off Suryakumar's bat, who made great use of the crease and beautifully drove the ball over the mid-wicket fence. The duo also stitched their 50-run partnership as Rohit Sharma retires hurt to make way for Hardik Pandya. India need 26 off 30 balls.
Oct 20, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Rohit Sharma completes 50
Mitchell Marsh pitches the ball slightly up but way too wide and Rohit Sharma cuts it for a cracking four. With that the senior opener batter also brings up his half-century.
Oct 20, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Rohit welcomes Maxwell with a SIX
Rohit Sharma welcomes Glenn Maxwell with a six as 10 runs come off the over bowled by the all-rounder. The Indians are slowly taking the match away from Australia's grip as the Men In Blue reach 101/1 after 13 overs.
Oct 20, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Expensive over by Mitchell Marsh
A six and a boundary off that last over bowled by Mitchell Marsh. A total of 12 runs come off it as the equation goes down to 62 from 48 balls.
Oct 20, 2021 06:18 PM IST
The equation so far
We are done with 11 overs and India have so far added 79/1. The Men In Blue require another 74 from 54 balls but looks like an easy task with Rohit Sharma still playing in the middle.
Oct 20, 2021 06:10 PM IST
David Warner produces some magic in field
Asthon Agar provides Australia with the much-needed breakthrough. KL Rahul fails to get the desired connection while attempting a lofted drive as David Warner completes a good catch towards the long-on region. Rahul departs for 39(31) as India lose their first wicket.
Oct 20, 2021 06:02 PM IST
Solid batting by KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma provide India with the start they would have hoped for as both combine to add 62 runs from eight overs.
Oct 20, 2021 05:54 PM IST
End of powerplay
We are done with the powerplay and the pair of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma add 42 in the first six overs.
Oct 20, 2021 05:49 PM IST
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma keep scoreboard ticking
KL Rahul along with Rohit Sharma add 36 for the opening wicket in five overs. Rahul is batting on 16 off 13 balls, Rohit is playing on 19 from 17 deliveries.
Oct 20, 2021 05:41 PM IST
India in no hurry
KL Rahul welcomes Ashton Agar with a SIX, then fetches just two runs in the remaining five deliveries.
Both the India batters are in great form and are not looking in any sort of hurry.
Oct 20, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Back-to-back boundaries by Rohit Sharma!
Rohit Sharma finishes Pat Cummins' over with two consecutive fours as India race to 17/0 after 2 overs.
Oct 20, 2021 05:30 PM IST
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma walk in the middle to start the 153-run chase. The pair fetch 7 runs in the first over.
Oct 20, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Snaps from India vs Australia warm-up match
Some snaps from the India vs Australia warm-up match in Dubai.
Oct 20, 2021 05:13 PM IST
Australia post 152/5
Steve Smith finally departs on 57 off 48 balls as he tries to cross the 30-yard circle in search of a boundary. Meanwhile, Australia post 152/5 in 20 overs. Stoinis remains unbeaten on 41 from 25 balls.
Oct 20, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Australia aim 150-plus
13 runs come off the previous over delivered by Bhuvneshwar as Australia take their total to 131-4 after 18 overs. Can they breach the 150-run mark?
Oct 20, 2021 04:56 PM IST
50 for Steve Smith
Steve Smith bring up his half-century as he drags Australia out of danger. Coming to bat at a tricky situation when his side were languishing at 6/2 and has now taken Australia to 118/4 after 17 overs. He completes the milestone in 41 deliveries.
Oct 20, 2021 04:46 PM IST
5 overs remain
Australia have so far managed 94/4 after 15 overs. How many more can they manage in the final five overs? Steve Smith is present at the crease along with Marcus Stoinis.
Oct 20, 2021 04:41 PM IST
No hattrick for R Ashwin
A tight over by R Ashwin, who misses out on a hattrick after scalping twice in consecutive deliveries in his previous over. Meanwhile, Australia reach 86/4 after 14 overs.
Oct 20, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Rahul Chahar provides the breakthrough
Rahul Chahar breaks the 61-run stand between Maxwell and Smith as he dismisses the former on 37 off 28 balls. Marcus Stoinis joins Smith in the middle.
Oct 20, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Smith and Maxwell bring up the 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Two boundaries come in the 11th over from Maxwell's blade as the pair add 57 from 47 balls. Australia reach 68/3 after 11 overs.
Oct 20, 2021 04:21 PM IST
After 10 overs
We are done with 10 overs and Australia have managed to add 57 runs so far. Maxwell is playing on 23 off 18, while Smith is batting on 22 off 24 balls.
Oct 20, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Bowlers maintain the run check
Maxwell and Smith add 38 runs in 35 balls as Australia reach 49/3 after 9 overs.
Oct 20, 2021 04:09 PM IST
Kohli rolls his arms
Rare sight as Virat Kohli rolls his arms and concedes seven in his first over. Meanwhile, Australia reach 38/3 after 7 overs.
Oct 20, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Smith-Maxwell join hands
One of Australia's most experienced pair Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell are playing together in the middle. The pair is currently taking things slow as Australia reach 20/3 after 5 overs.
Oct 20, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Dhoni- The mentor
As the match is paused due to some side screen disturbances, MS Dhoni can be seen passing some wicket-keeping lessons to Rishabh Pant outside the fence.
Oct 20, 2021 03:49 PM IST
Another one bites the dust!
Ravindra Jadeja introduced in the attack and he strikes in his very first ball. Aaron Finch is trapped LBW on 8 off 10.
Oct 20, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Two in two for Ashwin
Two in two for Ashwin. He packs Mitchell Marsh for a golden duck and gives away three runs in the over.
Oct 20, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Warner dismissed cheaply
Another cheap outing for David Warner, after getting out on duck against New Zealand this time he returns to the pavilion on 1 off 7 deliveries. R Ashwin traps him LBW to provide India with the first breakthrough.
Oct 20, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Here we go!
David Warner kicks-off the proceedings with Aaron Finch on the other end. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to lead the attack for India.
Three runs come off the first over.
Oct 20, 2021 03:22 PM IST
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins
Oct 20, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Rohit Sharma: “Kohli, Bumrah and Shami are resting today. We wanted to bat first as well, just wanted to try and get runs on the board. We want to make sure that we get the 6th bowling option, some options in the batting order as well, we'll try all those things today. Hardik is coming along pretty well, but it'll be a while before he will start to bowl. He hasn't started bowling, but he should be ready by the start of the tournament. We have quality in the main bowlers, but you need an option for a 6th bowler.”
Aaron Finch: “We will bat first. Batted second in the last game, so looking to change things up a bit. It's going very well at the moment. Josh Hazlewood is the only one who'll not take the field today. Mitchell Swepson and Josh Inglis aren't playing as well.”
Oct 20, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Other warm-up matches scheduled for today
Here are the other warm-up matches, which will be played today:
14:00 local time, Abu Dhabi: England v New Zealand
18:00 local time, Dubai: Afghanistan v West Indies
18:00 local time, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan v South Africa
Oct 20, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Moments before the toss
Oct 20, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Australia win toss
Australia have won the toss and will bat first. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma will lead the unit instead of Virat Kohli.
Oct 20, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Toss coming up next
The toss will take place in less than 15 minutes. What will Kohli like to do if he wins the toss?
Oct 20, 2021 02:35 PM IST
KL Rahul's rich form
Continuing his good run, KL Rahul scored 51 off 24 in the previous warm-up tie against England. The batter feels his outstanding show in IPL has filled him with confidence going into the World Cup.
"Playing consistently has helped me. The six-seven IPL games have helped us adapt to the conditions. The experience of playing in UAE last year helped me know what shots to play and will put me in good stead in preparing for the upcoming World Cup," said said during a Clubhouse session on 10 years of Red Bull Campus Cricket.
Oct 20, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Which one would you pick?
Check out this interesting video, where members of Australia's T20 World Cup squad name skillsets they would like to inherit from others.
Oct 20, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Ishan Kishan's firework
Ishan Kishan played a brilliant 46-ball 70 against England on the other day, which included 7 fours and three sixes. Will the fans see some more firework from the young top-order batter in the clash against Australia?
Oct 20, 2021 02:00 PM IST
Complete squad of India and Australia:
India: KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Inglis, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Swepson, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins
Oct 20, 2021 01:51 PM IST
In other news!
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has announced his retirement from Test cricket. The decision comes ahead of the Australia-England Ashes, which starts from December 8.
Oct 20, 2021 01:40 PM IST
The probable XIs for IND vs AUS:
India probable playing XI: KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravindra Jadeja
Australia probable playing XI: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (WK), Josh Inglis, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Oct 20, 2021 01:33 PM IST
India vs Australia, T20 World Cup warm-up match
Both India and Australia have so far played one warm-up match each. While India secured a commanding seven wicket win over England, Aaron Finch and co. won a nail-bitter against New Zealand. Australia then chased down a challenging 159 with one to spare and won the contest by three wickets.
Oct 20, 2021 12:56 PM IST
India vs Australia, T20 World Cup warm-up match
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